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Feb 22, 10:36am - #406730 
Painted my calipers...

I painted my calipers yesterday Just want to know what you all think ... thumbsup

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Feb 22, 10:37am - #406731 
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Feb 22, 10:47am - #406732 
thumbsup

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Feb 22, 10:59am - #406733 
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Feb 22, 11:00am - #406734 
good job

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Feb 22, 11:01am - #406735 
wink


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Feb 22, 12:38pm - #406736 
thumbsup look good. what psint did you use? nice and glossy

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Feb 22, 12:44pm - #406737 
CTH I think from autozone n then I applied clear coat for that glossy finish came out really nice and easy to wash the caliper dust.

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Feb 22, 1:24pm - #406738 
great thumbsup


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Feb 22, 1:27pm - #406739 
looks good thumbsup

Caleb's are red too


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Feb 22, 1:32pm - #406740 
what color shoudl i paint mine? red or blue? i dont have anything else red but it stands out well?

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Feb 22, 1:33pm - #406741 
caleb's car is carbon blue and he painted em red...looks good

You have spectra?? I think the red calipers stands out well against the blue colors thumbsup


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Feb 22, 1:51pm - #406742 
red calipers look good on all color cars.. especially since its the normal color for sport brakes

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Feb 22, 1:53pm - #406743 
awsome smile i think i may just do that then

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Feb 22, 1:56pm - #406744 
nice job! thumbsup


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Feb 22, 2:29pm - #406745 
looks great, nice rims btw

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Feb 22, 2:44pm - #406746 
what's it take to do that??? i've been wanting to do that for a while, but didn't want to try without knowing what i'm doing...

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Feb 22, 3:09pm - #406747 
there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

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Feb 22, 4:24pm - #406748 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
there is a writup in the intall i belive. if not here then on newcelicaDOTorg. U can take off oyur wheels, clean the brakes really well, mask them off and paint them i belive. shouldnt be to hard. how exactly did you do urs Alejandro?

cool, found it. thanks man.
for anyone else looking for it, click here

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Feb 22, 4:56pm - #406749 
I've always like just painting them black because you can't see them, I think they usually just stand out to much on most cars. For example I think the blue car with red calipers will look horrible..

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Feb 22, 5:13pm - #406750 
nice...did you paint around the rotor? Looks like you just did teh top part and forgot about the rest. NIce job none the less. thumbsup

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Feb 22, 5:16pm - #406751 
well its 1 to 3 so far on if i shoudl go blue or red with red winning smile I personally like them to stand out. Just dont knwo if i shodul go blue or red

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Feb 22, 5:24pm - #406752 
very nice

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Feb 22, 6:06pm - #406753 
Why paint your tiny stock calipers?

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Feb 22, 6:09pm - #406754 
because we cant afford large, prepainted ones wink

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Feb 22, 8:17pm - #406755 
seriously... LOL

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Feb 22, 8:34pm - #406756 
haha WTF why do I paint my tiny calipers? anyways Hey hombredelasratas go with red man would look way better than blue trust me... and get the VHT caliper paint from autozone for 7.99.

Ok guys for Everyone That Liked how they turn out this is what I USED for them:

1. Clean the calipers extremely well get all the dust and everything out I used brake parts cleaner works very well.

2. The apply the Paint of course, I suggest You do this In several THIN LAYERS this is very important for a great finished and let like 10 to 20 min between each layer of paint.

3. After that Is done let it dry and then apply The clear coat,Again guys several thin layers 5 to 7 will be enough. Clear coat will help with the brightness and will help from dust gettingin the calipers and cleaning them 1000 times easier.

Anyways Any questions Everybody is welcome TO PM me Im more than happy to help everyone Thats Why Ecelica Is the SHIET grin

Enjoy
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Feb 22, 10:18pm - #406757 
how long did you wait between paint and clearcoat?

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Feb 22, 10:19pm - #406758 
also did you jsut mask it all off or did you take the calipers off and everything?

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Feb 22, 10:20pm - #406759 
looks sweet...love the glossy look thumbsup

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Feb 23, 1:26am - #406760 
I painted my recently too, used a caliper paint kit (Dupli-color).
Came with caliper cleaner, paint, tape, and a brush (no spray frown )

Masking off the caliper woulda been too much of a pain, so I just free-handed it with the brush, I think it came out fairly well. I didn't do absolutely every part of the caliper (the metal-looking parts I left alone, while the rouger surfaced areas I sanded and painted). I'll post some pics up when I have a chance to take some smile


I did this a few weeks ago, I'm just not on the ball lately!

Oh yeah, the kit was like $15 or so from Kragen wink
Considering how much everything else costs around here, it didn't seem too bad!


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Feb 23, 2:14am - #406761 
Great job and nice rims! thumbsup


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Feb 23, 8:27am - #406762 
hombredelasrtas: I took the brakes apart thats the best thing you can do To clean them very well because If you left dust and dirt the paint its gonna come off in like a week or two Its better do it right once and dont do it again grin happened to me before and I didnt cover enything dont even worry abour paint getting on the disk once you start using the brakes its gonna come off right away and ill said wait like 2 to 3 hours to apply the clear coat and I highly suggest that you let the paint dry ovcernight meaning dont drive the car at all that day thumbsup.


Arummdark: Yeah I know I bought that one before but I didnt like the tone of red color, It wasnt bring enough. I recommend this paint way better than dupli-color one for the brightess and the glossy finish its all thanks to The clear coat wave

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Feb 23, 9:43am - #406763 
noticed your clear corner bulb was blue? you ever get in trouble for that?


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Feb 23, 9:45am - #406764 
...LOOK-A-NICE!!!!


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I hit, what else, oh plus dome.
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Feb 23, 9:56am - #406765 
never they are hyper white which is legal wave

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